Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Bago (Pegu) Division >> Bago (Pegu)

Used to be the ancient capitals of the Mon Kings from the 14th through 16th century and that of the Second Myanmar Empire founded by the King Bayinnaung. Bago is situated only 80 km north-east of Yangon and about 1 hrs 30 minutes drive. It is also a meeting point of Yangon-Mandalay Highway and Yangon-Mawlamyine-Myawadi Highway. The road to Bago is a six lanes road. Even thought it is closely located with the capital Yanon, one can still see the rural life of the people, the roads busying with trishaws, crafts, cultural and history of the country. More over, it is a well known place for barwood products, wood carving and the charoot making home cottages. One can also visit at the pottery making village on the way to Bago.see photos of Bago

What to see in Bago:
  • Bago Market
  • Barwood products and wood carving home cottages
  • Charoot making home cottges
  • Gyarmay Mosque- over 300 years old mosque
  • Hinthargone Pagodathe symbol of Bago
  • Kalyani Thein Ordination Hall built in 16th century
  • Kanbawzathardi Palace the old palace site of Myanmar Second Emperor from 14th to 17 th century
  • Kyahkatwine Buddha Teaching Monastery
  • Kyaikpun Four Huge Buddha Images
  • Seintharlyaung Reclinning Buddha Image
  • Shwegugyi Shwegulay Pagoda the cave type pagoda built in 16th century
  • Shwemawdaw Pagoda 117 meters in elevation and the highest pagoda in Myanmar
  • Shwetharlyaung Reclinning Buddha Image
  • Siri Wira Makamee Hindu Temple

    Where to stay in Bago: Hotels in Bago

    See other interesting places located in Bago Division: >> Pyay, Shwetaung

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